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By Jeff Tully | December 20, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — The girls’ water polo teams from Burroughs High and Glendale have changed significantly since last season. The Nitros field a young squad after many players graduated from a program that advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals a year ago and the semifinals in 2006. The Indians, on the other hand, appear to have improved a great deal after failing to qualify for the postseason last season. The Indians’ improvement showed Wednesday when the squads met in a Pacific League match.
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By Jeff Tully | November 26, 2008
BURBANK — The girls’ water polo coaches at Burbank and Burroughs highs have vastly different demeanors heading into the season. While Carlos Pelayo is reserved and low keyed about his Bulldogs, across town, Carlos Ponce can barely contain his excitement about this Indians. With those different attitudes, one might deduce that Burroughs was the more successful team in 2007, and Burbank is trying to get over a disappointing campaign. However, the opposite is true.
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By Jeff Tully | August 22, 2007
BURBANK — A year ago, the Burbank and Burroughs boys’ water polo teams were both dominated by senior talent. As a result, they enjoyed their share of success and both squads made the CIF Southern Section postseason together for the first time in years. Unfortunately, those seniors have graduated, leaving the Bulldogs and Indians with young groups. The programs are also dealing with new head coaches, although Carlos Pelayo at Burbank and Carlos Ponce at Burroughs both headed the schools’ girls’ programs last year.
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By By Jeff Tully | February 15, 2006
tullyBurroughs doesn't have enough to knock off Dana Hills in 14-4 wild-card loss.BURBANK -- It was an accomplishment for the Burroughs High girls' water polo team just to make the CIF Southern Section Division I postseason. The team's coach stepped down early into the season and the Indians were afforded only a handful of nonleague matches, which gave them little experience prior to Almont League play. Although Burroughs was defeated, 14-4, Tuesday in a wild-card match at Dana Hills -- ending its season -- Coach Carlos Ponce has nothing but praise for a group of players who have come together as a team.
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By Charles Rich | October 22, 2008
GLENDALE — Burroughs High boys’ water polo Coach Carlos Ponce heard all about the resurrection of the Hoover program. He heard snippets about the success that the Tornadoes have enjoyed this season after spending years at, or near, the bottom of the Pacific League. Ponce might have become a believer Tuesday afternoon after Hoover rolled to a 15-4 league home victory. “We saw what they did in the first quarter, and it’s 5-1 before we knew it,” Ponce said.
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By Jeff Tully | February 18, 2009
BURBANK ? Despite not finishing in first place in the Pacific League the past two seasons, the Burbank High girls? water polo team was able to make historic runs in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. In 2007, the Bulldogs won their first-ever playoff match and fell in the second round to No. 5 Harvard-Westlake, 11-8. Last season, the team advanced to the quarterfinals, losing to No. 2 Arroyo Grande, 7-6. Arroyo Grande won the division championship. This season, Burbank won its first Pacific League title and enters the Division IV playoffs as the No. 5 seed.
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By Jeff Tully | January 31, 2009
BURBANK — Burroughs High girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Ponce could not bridal his enthusiasm following his team’s match Wednesday against Arcadia. With an 8-7 Pacific League win at home against the Apaches, the Indians earned a spot in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. It will be the program’s first trip to the postseason in three seasons. “We can’t finish lower than fourth place, and that’s just great for us,” said Ponce, whose team is 9-10, 3-2 in league.
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By Grant Gordon | October 6, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — Indeed, rougher waters lay ahead for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo team. For Burroughs, however, it’s much the opposite, as the Indians began Pacific League play this week with the tall task of facing both Glendale and Crescenta Valley. On Thursday, Burroughs was dealt its second lopsided loss in as many contests, as Crescenta Valley rolled to a 23-8 win at Burroughs High. With the outcome of the first week of league play the complete opposite, both teams are surprisingly happy with how their schedules have worked out. “I think it’s better to start that way,” said Crescenta Valley’s Bryan Redfern of playing the likes of Pasadena and Burroughs and working up to matches against Burbank, Glendale and Arcadia — the predicted hierarchy of the league.
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By Jonathan Raber | October 20, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — At the present juncture in the season, the Hoover and Burroughs highs boys’ water polo teams are two squads headed in different directions. The youthful Indians are starting to come together, putting in place a strong base for what their coach hopes is a promising season next year. For the Tornadoes, hopes of a positive campaign this year have slowly started to dwindle away as of late. It came to a head on Thursday, as Hoover did not play as a cohesive unit and was defeated by upstart Burroughs, 14-11, in a Pacific League road match.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 5, 2007
BURBANK HIGH — The league finals marked the end of Burbank and Burroughs highs' swimming teams' first regular season in the Pacific League, one both programs' coaches hailed as a success. "We've had a great year," said Burbank Coach Adam Wright, whose boys' team finished third Thursday with 313 points, while the girls' team finished in fifth place with 121 points. "Based on dual meets, we knew Crescenta Valley and Arcadia were really the teams to beat. And looking at how deep they are, especially on the boys' side, we knew we were fighting for third place.
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By Jeff Tully | December 20, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — The girls’ water polo teams from Burroughs High and Glendale have changed significantly since last season. The Nitros field a young squad after many players graduated from a program that advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals a year ago and the semifinals in 2006. The Indians, on the other hand, appear to have improved a great deal after failing to qualify for the postseason last season. The Indians’ improvement showed Wednesday when the squads met in a Pacific League match.
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By Jeff Tully | November 26, 2008
BURBANK — The girls’ water polo coaches at Burbank and Burroughs highs have vastly different demeanors heading into the season. While Carlos Pelayo is reserved and low keyed about his Bulldogs, across town, Carlos Ponce can barely contain his excitement about this Indians. With those different attitudes, one might deduce that Burroughs was the more successful team in 2007, and Burbank is trying to get over a disappointing campaign. However, the opposite is true.
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By Jeff Tully | August 22, 2007
BURBANK — A year ago, the Burbank and Burroughs boys’ water polo teams were both dominated by senior talent. As a result, they enjoyed their share of success and both squads made the CIF Southern Section postseason together for the first time in years. Unfortunately, those seniors have graduated, leaving the Bulldogs and Indians with young groups. The programs are also dealing with new head coaches, although Carlos Pelayo at Burbank and Carlos Ponce at Burroughs both headed the schools’ girls’ programs last year.
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